We took last week off for the bank holiday. The last time we booked time off was a fortnight in June, when the heatwave was at its height. But we didn't get to enjoy a single moment of it as we were moving house. So we decided to take last week off. And this time … Continue reading Diary of a novel: The Beast Within (Week 2) – planning work
I didn't have a lot of time in week 1, which I already knew about. I had two appointments in the midlands that took out two complete days, and I had editing work to do on the three days I was in the office. Saying that, I did manage to do some planning work in … Continue reading Diary of a novel: The Beast Within (Week 1) – planning work
Here's another new feature for Words Worth Writing, but one that has been well-received in the past, so it's really being resurrected for the latest project. I've decided that my next project will be The Beast Within: a Marcie Craig mystery. When I hauled out my folders for this project last weekend, I was mortified to … Continue reading Diary of a novel: The Beast Within
I only have a three-day week this week. This isn't because of any actual holidays. It's because I have two appointments in Solihull, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday. And as it takes around 2 hours to get there and 2 hours to get back - on a good run - plus the time … Continue reading Writing and editing and planning, oh my!
It was all going so well ... With us "breaking up" for the Easter period and me submitting the history book late Thursday night, I was all set to crack on with the new cosy mystery. And I even registered with Camp NaNoWriMo ... ... and then we built a new office on Wednesday. It's … Continue reading In a quandary
Lots of writers advise other writers to stop reading books on writing and just crack on with the writing. But I love to read books on writing. I love to see how other writers work and I like to find out new things to try. My husband has been a coarse fisherman for more than … Continue reading Why I read books about writing